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Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Principia

The speaker reviewed the history of mob action towards slaves and people of color in the U. S. since the 1600's. He then addressed the current mob attack of July, 1863, tracing the actions that culminated in violence. He stressed the influence of nationalism, colonization, education, politics, religion and race in the resulting riot. (This speech is combined here from two issues of the National Principal. Reference unpublished speech 27356.)

Description of file(s): PDF 20 page, 5,200 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863-08-24

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Civil rights; Colonization; conspiracy; draft; education; foreigners; government; history; Irish; labor; law; mob; New York; patriotism; politics; prejudice; religion; riot

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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